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The Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge is terminated. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, established in 1848, was the first publication series created by the Smithsonian.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • There is no formal statement in the Annual Report to indicate the termination of the publication, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. However, by 1918, there is no mention of printing new volumes, just distribution of copies of earlier volumes.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 163

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